Posts filed under ‘The Attika State’
We’re not trying to get you to spend ALLLLLL your money. Honest! But the gods of late August/early September have let it be known that they prefer a primarily Alcopop diet – and a damn fizzy one at that. See, not only are we mere days away from announcing another Johnny foreigner release (srsly im lrning lex spk too) – but we have perhaps one of our lovliest offerings in some time… Out today!
To sum up the story behind it (in a nutshell), our lovely new lady Katie Malco was keen to get out and see the sites during a summer tour of gardens, small festivals and such – so we hooked her up with two of our most beautiful boys in Warren Attika State and Matt Emery Stagecoach – booked a few shows and sent them packing. So far they’ve met ferrets in Capel, battled football hooligans with melody in Kingston – even partying in Bristol with spaghetti a-plenty.
To celebrate such endeavours, all 3 of them got together, recorded some lovely lo-fi songs with the help of Warren’s cat (seriously, you can hear her on the end of Warren’s Frank Turner esque belter 6 shots) – commited them to CD and digital locations – whilst all 3 artists and I (with Lady PoP) hand painted 25 sleeves each for putting them in. All individual, you’ve got owls, flags, kittens and even a picture of Warren looking very much like a sugarpuff monster. Voila! The threEPeople (clever name huh, yeah.. Thanks Elliott Morris)
You don’t know what you’re going to get – but you do know it’ll be bloody lovely! Available now from the PoP Shop for just 3 sheets, you can’t lose… You really can’t! Special Matt Emery related prize to anyone who snares the owl cover art (below).
Good old 7 Digital! Handsome folk galore there no doubt, and they’re really excelling themselves this week with their free download and competition… Cos they’ve got all Alcopop! – and decided to give away our latest compilation (made specially for them) called ‘We’re Always Looking for Something to Hold On to. We’re With Our Friends, They’re the Best Thing We Can Find!’ (10 indie cool points if you get that reference) – and it’s all free to you, and your pals – and your grandfather if he should so desire it.
The tracklisting goes a little something like this… Actually, I lie. It goes exactly like this. Crack on over here to pick it up.
Headbangers Ball by Stagecoach
Who Needs Comment Boxes When You’ve Got Knives by Johnny Foreigner
Silent Spring by My First Tooth
As Dew In Aprille by Screaming Maldini
Sounds of the Stereo by The Attika State
The Whole Truth by Jumping Ships
Bunker by Ute
Plus – for all you coolest kids who already have everything this compilation delivers, there’s a pretty rad competition too where you can win a whole load of PoP stuff. Get involved if you fancy a bumper load of post coming through courtesy of those 7 Digital lot.
Oh hells yes, we’re taking over the asylum! (The Hippodrome) tomorrow from 9. Come to Kingston with Banquet Records, tell em you love Alcopop, sing a Stagecoach song or dress as a giant Hooch Lemon* and you’ll get in free – and check out this lineup…
* ps – if anyone dresses up as a massive hooch lemon i will buy them 8 pints
It’s been a real try before you buy vibe on our latest album release, Measures by the Attika State. That’s probably because it’s such an awesome record we’re pretty confident that anyone who does give it a little taste, will definitely want it all and thus, whip out the wallet (or at least download it illegally).
It’s been featured on this months RockSound covermount, splashed all over Project Rodney – and now it’s all over the rather ace Punktastic to stream – the whole bloody lot! What’s more, if you look at awesome websites (This is Fake DIY/ CPMU/ Alter the Press and loads more) there’s a track to download too. Ace – it’s nice to see stuff get about.
But yeah – the crux of this post is essentially to let you know that the album is out this week, the boys are crashing about the country showcasing it in strong venues, and you can buy it from the PoP Shop for just £8. What’s more, if you get it real quick you’ll still be able to get a bonus EP disc – featuring The Attika State live and acoustic in G&D’s ice cream parlour in Oxford.
Whatsmore – perennial PoP favourites My First Tooth is up for pre-order as well (out mid October with an amazing bonus TBC for the first 50 purchasers) – and if you get that as well, then hell, we’ll chuck in The Sunshine EP by rapidly rising starlets The Candle Thieves too!
So I;m afraid you’ll have to put up with the New York battered face (I was beyond hungover/tired when we recorded this) – try anyway eh xxx (you’ll love the 4-way play)
Oh and did I mention, as well as all the extra bits and bobs, there’s a free Candle Thieves EP (or other present if you already have it) if you purchase the My First Tooth and Attika State albums. Love you all PoP champs!